This 4-day tour extension to the Marvellous Spatuletail trip which travels to San Lorenzo. Apart from the White-masked Antbird, there are a large number of rare species at this seldom visited but highly productive area.
We drive from Tarapota to Yurimaguas through the tunnel area, which is a classic site to see the Dotted Tanager, Purplish Euphonia and Blackish Pewee. The area is also good for Wattled Guan, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Cliff Flycatcher and Tanager flocks.
At km 24.5 we leave the roadside to bird at the ACONABIKH reserve and enjoy one of Kolibri Expeditions famous field lunches. At the bird feeders we will look for the rare, endemic Koepcke’s Hermit and the Gould’s Jewelfront, among many other hummingbird species
Nearby, there has recently been a roost for the Long-tailed Potoo. On the trail to the Golden-headed Manakin lek, we may find an army antswarm with Hairy-crested Antbird and White-plumed Antbird feeding, and also Long-tailed Potoo. In the afternoon we continue to Yurimaguas for an overnight stay.
Early flight to San Lorenzo, arriving before lunch and bird for the rest of the day looking for White-masked Antbird and Black-necked Red-Cotinga among other rareities.
Lodging in San Lorenzo is basic.
All day at San Lorenzo. We may need to find an antswarm to get our target and possibly use playback.
Other targets include: Green-tailed Goldenthroat, White-eared Jacamar, Black Bushbird, Lunulated Antbird, Short-billed Leaftosser, Three-striped Flycatcher, Black-necked Red-Cotinga and Western Striped and White-crowned Manakins.
If time permits, we may take a boat trip looking for river island specialities.Basic lodging at San Lorenzo.
Midmorning we return to Yurimaguas and drive via the tunnel area to Tarapoto. If you wish, contntinue with our 5 day Marvelous Spatuletail and Owlet twitch or to Bellavista, 2 hours south of Tarapoto for the Scarlet-banded Barbet.